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What Does an Assault defense attorney Do?

A:  An assault defense attorney defends individuals accused of some type of assault. For example, this type of attorney may defend individuals charged with aggravated assault, sexual assault, and assault with a deadly weapon. He may also defend accused individuals in cases involving domestic violence, assault using a motor vehicle, and juvenile offenders. This personís job usually involves preparing a legal case and defending a person against charges in a courtroom. It may also involve helping a client to negotiate a deal in which he pleads guilty in exchange for a lighter sentence or convincing a judge that the defendant does not deserve a tough sentence if he is...

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How to Hire a Criminal defense attorney

A:  You thought you had waited long enough at your friends house after the party but the breathalyzer is telling a different story - a DUI is in your immediate future. Perhaps the jerk sitting next to you at the bar finally got under your skin and, in a moment of weakness, you lost your cool and now a have an assault charge against you. No matter how you arrived at this point, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney. This can seem like a daunting task since being arrested is very intimidating and it is important to get the best legal representation possible. Hopefully, these tips and pointers will start you down the proper road to hiring a lawyer that will represent you well. When looking for an

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Several Reasons to Always Consider Hiring a Criminal defense attorney When Confessing to a Crime

A:  Father Anthony listened carefully as the young man before him unburdened his conscience by confessing to having an alarming addiction to drugs and alcohol. As he related his downward spiral into the world of addiction, the young man also related how he had become a compulsive thief to feed his habit and how he had committed many crimes in order to obtain the needed money. It soon became clear to Father Anthony that he was going to have to encourage this person to contact a Las Vegas Criminal defense lawyer to help him properly turn himself in to authorities. He hoped with all of his heart that this action would help the young man get a clean start after he made restitution for the crimes he had committed. The young man in question, Scott,...

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A Few Things You Need to Look For You When Choosing a Criminal defense attorney

A:  It happens sometimes that people are charged with criminal charges that have been filed against them, and these people need all help they can get, especially they need a criminal defense attorney who will actually do everything they can to defend their clients. There are many advantages to hiring criminal defense attorney, and one of them is that they will actually help to simplify the process of dealing with criminal proceedings for their clients, they will also make sure that their client''s rights are considered and well protected and deal with any appeals that need to be performed. You don''t want to do time in jail. It is very important for a criminal attorney...

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How Do I Choose the Best Murder defense attorney?

A:  Murder can carry stiff penalties if you are convicted, including life in prison or the death penalty in some places. Earning an acquittal or a lighter sentence often means selecting an experienced, competent murder defense attorney. The best murder defense attorney will likely not only have experience, but also have finesse in dealing with other attorneys, judges, and jury members. He will likely have the skills to handle the media and obtain competent medical and psychiatric witnesses to testify in your case as well. Additionally, he may work with talented private investigators to find evidence to bolster your case. As with most other legal...

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How do you choose a good defense attorney?

A:  Here is the characteristics of a good defense attorney http://angeles-defense-attorney.blogspot.com/2009/05/5-characteristics-of-good-criminal.html Melinda Benninghoff is a great attorney http://www.benninghofflaw.com/san-francisco-criminal-lawyer.html...

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Have You Ever Heard of a Malpractice defense attorney?

A:  For some malpractice may be a very strange word. It always involves a lot of red tape, taking care of things that are extremely hard to understand or even comprehend. The Western world has become a huge jungle that requires people to specialize in many areas in order for them to succeed. The malpractice is a jungle of its own, and the people that explore it are called malpractice defense attorneys. A lot of different kinds. As we said there are very many people who specialize in many things in his jungle, and there are very many issues pertaining to a law which are known by malpractice defense attorneys. They are able to get you out of any trouble relating to being...

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DA and defense attorney Agreement on sentencing

A:  >>>>Am I missing something on this scenario? What seems to be missing here is that the defendant does not appear to have been consulted or consented to the terms of this deal. If so, it now appears that the defendant is not happy with the deal and the attorney is indicating that the deal is done and that's it! Assuming that the attorney is correct about this being the best possible outcome the defendant could possibly hope for, that does not justify the attorney's conduct. Something seems very odd here. It is not unusual for negotations between a defense attorney and...

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Oblogations of criminal defense attorney

A:  First off, the defendant has an absolute right to testify BUT should listen to his attorney. There are tactical reasons why it's sometimes a really, really bad idea for the defendant to take the stand. Additionally, if the attorney knows the client plans to lie on the stand, he is obligated to tell him not to, obviously. If the client insists, since the attorney cannot knowingly suborn perjury, the attorney will ask the court to allow the defendant to testify in the narrative. He cannot keep him off the stand BUT both the court and the prosecution will know from...

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Can a defense attorney be a family member?

A:  It would be unwise, but no law prohibits it. I know of one murderer who was represented by his brother. He was convicted and sentenced to life without parole. He later sought to avoid the conviction by claiming ineffective assistance of counsel. The brother/lawyer was then put in the position of testifying in a way that could destroy his career or hurt his brother or both. Not a good position for either the lawyer or the murderer. Absolutely, yes Yes. Technically you could have anyone represent you as-long-as the court deems them fit. Yes, although it''s not recommended Of course, as long as the family member is an attorney licensed to practice